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Three-Semester Honors Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
A three-semester Honors Thesis in economics allows students to integrate their entire undergradaute economics experience into a challenging, meaningful, creative research project.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience I part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.

Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Statistical Graphs: Aids Cases and Deaths by Year and Historical Poverty in the US part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples